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100% ACMEA Company Manufacturing Encouragement Tony McCoy O'Grady, after he suggested that Angela's ENCOURAGEMENT probably came from the ACME people the coyote always got his stuff from.
100% ALOETTEA Lovely Objective, Essence To Try, Everyone Jan Morgan -- A home party Cosmetic Company made with Aloe Vera in it
People & Relationships:Beauty & Hygiene:Beauty Products
100% ALTSCAPEAlternative Landscape: Their 'Scenesaver' Creates A Personalised Environment Angela Brett, who is developing the Mac OS X version of Altscape's 'Scenesaver' and Media Manager software. (See http://www.altscape.com/index.asp?displaymode=DownloadsPage)
100% ALTSCAPE (2)A Lively Team Shall Celebrate As Patronage Expands Angela Brett (see PARTY)
100% ALTSCAPE (3)A Little Thousand... So? Countless Additional Patrons Expected. Angela Brett (see PARTY) who apologises for the over use of 'Patron' but thinks it was the best word for all the ALTSCAPE-related acronyms which use it.
100% AMTRAKAnother Metro Train Rolls Along Keenly Sean Lamb (Amtrak is the national passenger carrier of the US)
Transport:Trains
100% ARBONNEA Real Botanical Objective, Nourishes Naturally Everyone Jan Morgan -- A home party Cosmetic company
People & Relationships:Beauty & Hygiene:Beauty Products
100% AT & TAttention! Thervice Thaved! Jeff Anonymous, after HALT, because AT & T is going to keep the ISP running.
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% BAESYSTEMSBeing An Engineering Specialist You Should Take Engineering More Seriously John Richard Jones - Advice to all who work where I do, with the company name as an Apronym
100% BALFOUR BEATTY RAIL LIMITEDBig And Lucrative Frontrunner Of UK Rail Business. Electrification And Trackwork That You'd Readily Accept. It Looks Like (Inciting Moans) Intensive 'Training' Exercises Delivered. Angela Brett
Transport:Trains
100% BEBankrupt Enterprise Angela Brett
Computers
100% BECHTELBig Engineering Contracts Hardened "Threat-Ending" Line I knew what I wanted to say and tried different combinations until I found a suitable one. (I'm sure this is what everyone does!)
100% BORDERSBooks (Obviously), Records, DVDs, Even Refreshments Sold Robert Anonymous
Art & Literature
90% COMPANIESCommercial Organisations, Motivated by Profits - Always Need Intense Ethical Scrutiny Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% COMPANY NAMESCorporations Often Make Particular Apronymic Names - Yet Not Always Make Economic Sense Tony McCoy O'Grady - some apronymic names don't always tell the customer immeidately what the company does. Esso was an attempt at spelling the word formed by S and O, the initials of Standard Oil. Standard Oil tells the comsumer much more than Esso or Exxon do.
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% CRICKETCellular Reasons/Restrictions In Connecting Kinfolk, Excessive Talk Jan Morgan - name of cheap but frequently dropped calls cell phone company
Communication
100% DISC (2)Does It Still Compile? Sean Lamb (DISC really means Digital Interactive Systems Corp., a company marketing a new computer-in-a-box gaming console)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Games
100% EDSEvil Doers Supreme Carl Brett, who works for a company called EDS
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% EDS (2)Electric Donkey Service Carl Brett
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% EDS (3)Evil Dark Side Adrian Parke, who also works at EDS
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% EDS (4)Everything Done Slowly Adrian Parke
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% EDS (5)Experts Dont Subscribe Carl Brett
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% EDS (6)Evil Doers Society Carl Brett
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% ENRONEarth's Natural Resources - Or Nothing! Rico Leffanta
100% ENRON (2)Executives Nefariously Realise Outrageous Net Rico Leffanta
100% ENRON (3)Executive Neighs Reinforce Official "Nays" Rico Leffanta
100% ENRON (4)Employees Now Retire On Nothing Rico Leffanta
100% EPSONEvil Printer Supplier Overcharges Needlessly Jeff Anonymous (in reference to Epson's practice of gouging on inkjet cartridges)
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% HALLIBURTONHalliburton's American Leader Lifts Income By Usurping Regime-Terrorized Oil Nation Chris Kjelgaard. Knew what I wanted to get across and just tried a variety of word combinations until I found one that seemed to fit. "Halliburton's American leader" is, of course, former CEO Dick Cheney, the Vice President of the USA and the man who many people in the USA believe really makes the Presidential decisions.
Politics
100% HERBALIFEHate Every Repulsive Banner Accosting Linked-In Food Eaters. Angela Brett, who sees a lot of annoying pop-up ads (not exactly banners... put some demerit points on my creative license) for Herbalife but prefers to get her nutrients from a balanced diet rather than from herb pills. I'm glad only have to put up with those ads when I'm at work... the web browsers on my own computer block unrequested pop-up windows.
Food & Drink
100% HEWLETT-PACKARDHave Employed Wozniak - Looked Encouragingly Toward The Prototype Apple, Couldn't Know About Resulting Disadvantage. Angela Brett, since Steve Wozniak was working at Hewlett-Packard when he designed the Apple I, but luckily HP weren't interested in selling computers at that time so they didn't claim it as their own.
Computers
100% IBMIncredibly Bad Machine Gavin Shapiro
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
100% IBM (2)I Broke Mine Steve Keate
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
100% IBM (3)It's Barbarically Megapriced Jeff Anonymous, after mentioning IBM in I AM GETTING THE MAC
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% INTELInvest Nothing, They'll Eventually Lose. Angela Brett, after Steve said that he wouldn't invest any money in Intel because he doesn't think they innovate any more.
Computers
100% IOMEGAI Own Marvellous External Gigabyte Accessory. Angela Brett
Computers
100% IOMEGA (2)Input/ Output, My Electronic Gargantuan Accesses. Jeff Anonymous
Computers
100% JAREDJewelry's A Really Expensive Delight Angela Brett, who went to http://jared.com hoping for inspiration for this expansion, and found a jewellery store.
Household Objects:Clothing:Jewellery & Accessories
100% MACPAC (2)Makes Adventure Camping Products - All Canvas Angela Brett
Sports & Recreation
100% NCRNot Completely Reliable Tiny Lee (NCR usually stands for National Cash Register)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
100% NECNot Enough Components Tiny Lee (NEC usually stands for Nippon Equipment Corporation)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
100% NOVELLNow Our Venture Entirely Loves Linux Sean Lamb (Novell announced that it will purchase SuSE Linux for (US)$210M on Nov 4 2003)
Computers:Linux
100% ORGANIC HERBOur Rogues Grow A New Investment Crop, Harvesting Each Reader's Balance Angela Brett, in response to some spam on the Apronyms Forums by a company with that name.
Food & Drink:Condiments:Herbs
83% PARTYPatronage-wise, Altscape Reached Thousand... Yay! Angela Brett, when the ALTSCAPE team were planning a party to celebrate having over a thousand users.
Time:Special Occasions
100% PEPSICOPeople Employed Peddling Sugar In Carbonated Offerings Tony McCoke O'Grady
Food & Drink:Drinks
75% SCOSuing for Copyright Ownership SCO has launched copyright infringement suits against IBM and has threatened to sue Linux users as well.
Computers:Linux
100% SEARSStock Everything Americans Regard Saleable Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% SOEIDENTALSomeone's Obviously Excited - I Daresay Employer Now Thinks Angela's Learned! Tony McCoy O'Grady, on finding out that Angela got a job at Software Of Excellence International (http://www.soeidental.com)
100% THINGAMAJIGThis Humorous Invented - Name Given A Major Appliance: Jig! It's Good! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr. (see FAIL SAFE!)
Words & Wordplay:Made Up Words
100% THREE MThey Have Raped Earth's Environment, Mercilessly Tony McCoy O'Grady (This is probably libellous, but it occurred to me - in the bathroom - that Minnesota Metal and Manufacturing has moved on a lot as it is now making throat medicine)
Science:Environment
100% TIPTOPThere Is Pizazz To Our Paraoa Angela Brett (Tiptop is a company which makes bread, and other foods. Paraoa is Maori for bread.)
Food & Drink
92% UK SOLUTIONSUnable (to) Keep Server On-Line? Unkind Tony Is Offering Nasty Suggestions! Tony McCoy O'Grady, when a misconfiguration of a UK Solutions server caused the Acronyms forums to stop working for a few days.
Computers:Internet
Communication:Acronyms Forums
100% VODAFONEVoice Or Data Apparently Fry Owners' Neurons Eventually. Angela Brett (Vodafone is a cellphone network)
Communication